Lonny Cobble leaving Edmond Santa Fe to become Oklahoma Christian's baseball coach

by Jason Kersey Published: April 24, 2012
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— Lonny Cobble, the only baseball coach in Edmond Santa Fe history, has accepted an offer to be Oklahoma Christian University's coach, he told The Oklahoman late Tuesday.

Cobble's last regular-season home game at Edmond Santa Fe was an emotional one. The Wolves beat Putnam City on Senior Night, and senior Jordan Watson struck out 17 in a no-hit effort.

“I sat at third base, looked around and thought, ‘This is the last time I'll coach here for a regular-season game,'” Cobble said. “There were a lot of emotions tonight.”

Cobble, who has won more than 500 games, coached multiple Major League Baseball draft picks and led the Wolves to two state runner-up finishes, said the decision to leave Edmond Santa Fe was a difficult one but the opportunity was too good to pass up.

“I think everybody dreams about coaching at the next level,” Cobble said. “The opportunity presented itself, and I think the good Lord was watching out for me. I don't have to move; my family loves it here in Edmond. It just worked out really well in all areas.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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